Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Special Giveaway

The other day I was talking to my great friend, Kelly. At the end of our phone call I asked about Vito. Vito is an amazing little boy who is battling brain cancer. This is Vito..
Look at that adorable little boy
Normally I am not one to share things like this because I am scared it's fake but this little boy is the godson of mine and my husbands really good friends. Vito was diagnosed with cancer in August 2014 and was given the diagnosis of Medulloblastoma. His family has been so strong while fighting this battle with their little boy. This giveaway is for him. I don't want to give too much info and end up giving the wrong information, so if you would like to read more about his battle or follow his journey you can follow his facebook page Valiant Vito. He also has a gofundme account Valiant Vito's gofundme.

What you can win..
 
The Body Shop coconut shower, scrub, and moisture set
The Body Shop face wash, moisture cream, and night cream
 
I thought I'd share something Vito's mother wrote and shared on Vito's facebook page

Dear New Cancer Mom-

I wish we never knew each other. I wish this was a journey you never had to embark on. I'm still new to this journey. We've only been on it... for 4 months. I just want you to know you are strong.

You won't feel strong. When you kiss your child goodbye as they head to surgeries. A surgery they are going to cut into your child's head and enter their brain. That same head you cradled as you nursed him. You won't feel strong, But you are.

You won't feel strong as you run your hand on your child's head which was once filled with thick luscious curls. It's now sticky and holds scars. Scars from surgeries. Scars from where they put screws into your child's head to hold it in place during surgery. You won't feel strong then but you are.

You will be presented with papers. Papers for treatment. Where you read about toxicity, secondary cancers, low counts, infections. You won't feel strong then. But you are.

You will watch your child struggle with withdrawal, breathing, chemo. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will hold your child as he retches for hours, screams in pain, his hair will fall out in clumps. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will collapse in agony. Agony and fear that cuts to your bone and being. You will sob deep sobs that echo through your soul. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will hold your other children briefly and watch other people raise them. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will hold your oldest, as he screams in rage and anger about how he hates cancer. As he cries over fears his brother is going to die. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will stare at your son. Unable to hold him for days. When you finally hold him you have more pillows around you and you need two nurses to get him in your arms. He will get distressed and needs to be put in bed to calm down and get him safe again. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will watch your child struggle to cry and communicate, however he is mute and makes no sound. His heart rate will soar as frustration fills his little body. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will wait for scans with your breath held each time. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will look at a stack of bills, a low bank account, and an empty fridge. You won't feel strong then, but you are.

You will hear your son cry after three weeks of no sound. You will hear your child giggle. You will watch in awe as he learns to sit again and reach again. You will hear him say mama. You will get kisses. Your friends will hold you as you cry. You will push your son down halls with his tricycle as he blasts shake your groove thing. You come up with creative games with syringes that make your son giggle until your stomach hurts from giggling with him. Your son will place his head on your chest and cradle his face in your neck. You will feel strong then, and you are.

Sincerely you, in four months.

4 comments:

  1. My prayers are with this sweet little boy and this brave family.

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  2. CONNIE = Rose

    Sending great LOVE!

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  3. Oh my goodness. Prayers for this sweet family. What a tough guy!!!

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  4. What an adorable little guy. He's a fighter and he will win! Sending prayers your way! Every single day I pray for Vito and of course your family. I have a family member that I a cancer survivor and thriving as I know your little boy will do and has been doing. Much love from South Dakota!

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